The inaugural season of the Overwatch League begins on January 10. 12 teams split into 2 divisions will play for the next six months to see who is the ultimate Overwatch champion, while competing for a prize pool totaling $3.5 million. Unless you’re fortunate enough to make it to Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California, you’re going to have to watch the matches online.
Here are the details on where, when, and how you can keep up and follow your favorite teams during this first week of the Overwatch League regular season. In the meantime, you can start getting your hands on new Overwatch League skins in-game.
How and Where: Simply go to overwatchleague.com where live matches play out through an embedded Twitch livestream. Past matches will be archived under the site’s Videos tab. You can also catch the matches directly on Twitch.com and at mlg.tv.
You track your favorite teams, keep up with league news, and set alerts using the Overwatch League app. You can even customize spoiler settings so you can watch completed matches without knowing the outcome in advance.
The Overwatch League and Twitch are also developing innovative rewards and other programs for fans, which will bestow the league’s most steadfast viewers with unique Overwatch League in-game items with exclusives. More details about insider content and additional rewards for the biggest fans, as well as Cheering with Overwatch League Cheermotes, will be announced as they become available. The matches will be broadcast on multiple channels with three different languages: English, French, and Korean.
When: Here is the schedule for the first week of the first stage, which runs from January 10 to January 13 (times are in PST).
January 10, Wednesday
4PM – San Francisco Shock versus Los Angeles Valiant
6PM – Shanghai Dragons versus Los Angeles Gladiators
8PM – Dallas Fuel versus Seoul Dynasty
January 11, Thursday
2PM – London Spitfire versus Florida Mayhem
4PM – Philadelphia Fusion versus Houston Outlaws
6PM – Boston Uprising versus New York Excelsior
January 12, Friday
4PM – Los Angeles Valiant versus Dallas Fuel
6PM – Florida Mayhem versus Boston Uprising
8PM – San Francisco Shock versus Shanghai Dragons
January 13, Saturday
11AM – London Spitfire versus Philadelphia Fusion
1PM – New York Excelsior versus Houston Outlaws
3PM – Seoul Dynasty versus Los Angeles Gladiators
Click here to learn more about Overwatch League including facts about the season structure, how to buy tickets, and what apps you can download.